Sumary of Health Care in Afghanistan Is Crumbling, Aid Groups Warn:
- “It’s terrible timing that this would happen, when right now we’re faced with a situation where humanitarian needs are escalating,” said Dr. Richard Brennan, the regional emergency director for the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region.
- , childhood nutrition, surgeries and routine health services, including family planning — all are at risk.
- Roughly two-thirds of the country’s health facilities are part of Sehatmandi, a three-year, $600 million project administered by the World Bank and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the European Union, the World Bank and others.
- Because funds were put in effect through the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, the donors withdrew their support after the Taliban’s ouster of the previous administration.